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July 2014 LiSTEM: Project-based learning at the Library

Summer 2014: The Chattanooga Public Library is presenting a new series of free LiSTEM workshops this summer.

LiSTEM is literacy-based learning through STEM concepts: Literacy, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Your tweens, teens and kiddos will have a great time during these interactive project-based workshops.

Each workshop offers multiple sessions that builds upon the previous session, designed to capture your child's imagination and attention in a fun and focused summertime learning environment.

Heads up! Registration is required for all of the LiSTEM workshops. Space is limited so please use the registration links provided below if you're interested.​

Because this is project-based learning it is essential that all learning workshops are attended consecutively to fully complete the series. ​Participants must be in attendance for the 1st session of each workshop they are participating in to be ready to proceed to other sessions. Guess what? It's a lot more fun that way too. 



Electrifying Young Engineers: 
Do you like electronics and energy? Wonder how they work together?  Become an Electrifying Engineer Apprentice and learn how to make electric lamps, explore electromagnetism, the various components of batteries, and solar energy. This workshop will be offered on the 4th Floor of the Downtown Branch on Mondays from 11 a.m. until 12 p.mon July 7th, 14th, and 21st.  Register now.

Electronics Engineering for Tweens
Electronics Engineering for Tweens is a project workshop focused on connectivity of mini circuit parts and gadgets used to create bigger inventions. Circuit-boards with specific functions are engineered to snap together with magnets to make larger circuits. Learn how light, sound, sensors, buttons, thresholds, pulse and motors work together for prototyping, learning and fun! Get creative and let’s build together!  This workshop will be offered on Tuesdays on the 4th Floor at the Downtown Branch from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th​. Register now

PBS: Intro to Video Production
Do you like to watch videos and always wondered how to create them?  This workshop is an introduction to what it takes to produce a video.  Participants will learn about the video production process and how to produce a video of their interest.  It will focus on pre-production, production, and post production of videos.  Let's explore the field of producing videos and how it impacts your worldview! Join us on Tuesdays at the Downtown branch from 1:30 until 2:30 pm on July 8, 15, 22 and 29. Register now.

Let's Make Terrariums!
Are you interested in indoor gardening?  3D printing?  Design?  Recycling? This workshop is definitely for you and combines all of it. How? Together we'll learn about various indoor plants and design their environment. We'll learn about what goes into the indoor scientific gardening process and have fun doing it!  Plants are versatile but need a healthy environment inside as well as outside. Come build a terrarium at the Downtown branch. This workshop will be offered Downtown on Wednesdays from 1pm until 2pm on July 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Register now.

Rehabilitative Engineering: 
The Rehabilitative Engineering Workshop is a project-based workshop focused on the adaptation and creation of devices to help problem solve real life challenges. Learn the engineering design process to create specialized equipment that can be used to help others and make a difference!  Ready, set, let’s make! The workshop will be held on the 4th Floor on Thursdays from 10am until 12pm on July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. Register now.